Philipp Schlüter, CEO of TRIMET Aluminium SE, emphasized the role of the domestic raw materials industry and called on politicians to finally take action:
“The energy-intensive raw materials industry contributes significantly to the resilience of Germany as an industrial location and is driving decarbonization forward. The future viability of these important industries is being called into question by persistently high electricity prices. Pointing to favorable conditions in the distant future will not solve the problem. Action must be taken now. The solutions are on the table.”
Industry representatives appealed to the mayor to influence the German government to finally seize the necessary energy and industrial policy measures to achieve this. Only competitive framework conditions, they said, would make it possible to invest in the transformation and prevent the exodus of industrial operations.